Faculty of Fine Arts Jerusalem Field School

Faculty of Fine Arts Jerusalem Field School

Our goal

To raise $15,000 to help reduce the cost of the Faculty of Fine Arts Jerusalem Field School, a short-term, hands-on intensive credit course delivered outside of the classroom. The field school will provide us with an invaluable educational experience this summer. 


Questions? Email fundone@concordia.ca.

Our project

Faculty of Fine Arts Jerusalem Field School The Negev desert, southern Israel

What better way to learn about a culture and its artistic influence than by experiencing it?

Away from our everyday environment, we will be immersed in Jerusalem’s cultures, stories, architecture and beauty. Through creative exploration of Jerusalem — one of the oldest cities in the world — we will have the opportunity to contemplate how geographical, historical, political, religious and social contexts influence local art practices.

The 15-day field school will allow us to integrate our senses into research and creation. We will engage in multidisciplinary workshops and performances offered by local artists and scholars from Hebrew University; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Sapir College; Holon Digital Art Centre; Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts; and HaZira Performance Art Arena. We will also make an excursion to the Judea Desert and participate in a symposium on placemaking in the Negev.

The Jerusalem Field School will offer our team a rare opportunity for hands-on learning, and the support to work on personal research. It will also allow us to experience the city through multicultural, multi-religious, interdisciplinary lenses; in turn, we will allow the city to teach us new ways of making art.

Meet the team

We are a group of 15 emerging artists and scholars from across the Faculty of Fine Arts, each with unique reasons for taking part.

“I am going to apply my skills as a theatre seamstress and costume designer to recreate Joseph’s coat, based on the original story in the Hebrew Bible, as well as Egyptian and Christian sources. I want to explore traditional and contemporary costuming through textiles and local materials employing different crafts and methods such as Palestinian embroidery and the Hebrew aesthetic.” Caledonia, BFA, Art History

“My art practice includes painting, performance and sculpture. Using forms of text, I hope to bring attention to the history of women’s work/labour, as well as personal and mythological storytelling. I use language that is simultaneously symbolic and allegorical in all my projects. In Jerusalem, I would like to explore how spirituality and religion relate to cultural identity.”  Sidney, BFA, Painting and Drawing

Why we need your help

Faculty of Fine Arts Jerusalem Field School The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The field school will cost each student approximately $4,000, which is in addition to the regular annual costs associated with being a university student. Funds raised will be used to offset the expenses of all participants.

We need your help to make this significant learning experience possible. Your donation will help open the worldview of aspiring Concordia artists – today.

Beyond the summer

The experience won’t end in Jerusalem!

Early in the fall, we will host an exhibition and performance to present our final projects. We would love to have all our donors and supporters come see what they helped make possible.

For details and an invitation to this event, please contact our project’s organizer, Perla Muyal

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